Research Symposium 2024

7th Annual ND Energy Research Symposium

Seventh Annual ND Energy Research Symposium
Wednesday, April 24, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Notre Dame Conference Center, Rooms 215 and 216 McKenna Hall

TThis daylong event brings together faculty, research associates, students, sustainability professionals, and energy-interested individuals from diverse disciplines and multiple areas to share their expertise and participate in discussions on some of the most critical energy challenges facing the world today. This year, we are delighted to welcome leaders from other regional energy centers and institutes, as well as our own communications experts at Notre Dame for a special session on driving change through strategic communications and translating research in sustainable energy.

Questions? Please contact Ginger Sigmon or Barbara Villarosa.


8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
9:00-11:45 a.m. Poster Session (and light refreshments) - View Abstract Book (coming soon)
12:00-1:00 p.m. Luncheon Presentation: ND Energy Overview
Ginger E. Sigmon, Managing Director, ND Energy, University of Notre Dame
1:00-2:00 p.m. Regional Energy Centers and Institutes Overviews
1:00-1:10 p.m.  
1:10-1:20 p.m.  
1:20-1:30 p.m.  
1:30-1:40 p.m.  
1:40-1:50 p.m  
1:50-2:00 p.m.  
2:00-2:45 p.m. Strategic Communications
2:00-2:15 p.m. Beth Grisoli, Assistant Vice President, Strategic Communications, University of Notre Dame
2:15-2:30 p.m. Jill Pentimonti, Executive Director of Research Advancement, Office of Federal and Washington Relations, University of Notre Dame
2:30-2:45 p.m Susan Ryan, Executive Director, Media Relations, Notre Dame News, University of Notre Dame
2:45-3:00 p.m. Snack Break
3:00-4:30 p.m. Keynote Panel Discussion, Moderated by Peter C. Burns, Director, ND Energy, University of Notre Dame
4:30-5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks and Poster Awards Announcements

ND Energy has hosted an annual research symposium since 2018, bringing together researchers, scholars, students, and sustainability professionals from academia, industry, and government to discuss some of the greatest challenges and opportunities in sustainable energy research and development facing the world today. View previous symposia here: 2023, 202220212020, 20192018.